VANCOUVER, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - YQQ is helping to increase awareness
among students in the Comox Valley about the airport and its
operations, with the launch of a new school tour program aimed at
students in Kindergarten through Grade Four. There are also special
shorter versions of the tour available for pre-school aged students
from three to five years.
"We are pleased to work with local elementary schools and pre-schools to
offer a formalized school tour program for Comox Valley students," said
Christianne Wile, Manager of Marketing and Public Communications at
YQQ. "We take our responsibility as a corporate citizen seriously and
we are pleased at this opportunity to contribute to the educational
experience of students in our community."
The elementary school program follows a day in the life of YQQ, starting
with a tour where the first stop is meeting airline staff and
discussing how passengers check into flights. The tour includes a
lesson on how baggage is screened by security staff, where students
learn about the need and the process used to screen baggage. The
interactive tour utilizes a special demonstration suitcase full of
items that allows students see how baggage screeners utilize the x-ray
Students will also learn how baggage is collected and loaded in and out
of an aircraft. They will receive a special escorted tour on the
"airside" of YQQ operations to learn about how aircraft and passengers
are handled once they arrive at the terminal building. There is plenty
of opportunity for questions and at the conclusion of the tour students
will receive a special YQQ set of learning tools, including a ruler,
bookmark and pencil.
"We've had great success with school tours in the past", said Alex
Robertson, Acting YQQ Operations Manager. "Feedback from students,
parents and teachers has been overwhelmingly positive and we have taken
their comments into consideration in developing this formal program."
Robertson also says that YQQ tenants have been very supportive of YQQ's
school tours and their willingness to participate has helped to make
the program what it is today.
Elementary and Pre-School officials who are interested in booking a YQQ
tour for their students, or obtaining more information about the
program, can email: email@example.com or phone 250-890-0829.
SOURCE Comox Valley Airport
For further information:
Manager, Marketing and Public Communications
Comox Valley Airport
Ph. 250-890-0829 ext. 253